My current research focuses on contemporary poetry, especially Canadian poetry and women's writing. I continue also to work in fields of life writing (with particular interests in biography, biographical form, cultural histories of life writing, and experimental auto/biographies) and creative writing pedagogy.
I regularly teach courses in nonfiction writing, from introductory to advanced and graduate levels. I also teach courses in contemporary Canadian literature and culture, women's writing, theory, and (sometimes) Victorian literature and culture.
To increase the student's ability to write clear nonfiction prose. Models of prose style are central, combined with frequent practice in writing on the basis of such models. Prerequisite: *3 of junior English (or equivalent). Not to be taken by students with credit in WRITE 298.Fall Term 2020
I serve as a board member on the University of Alberta's Canadian Literature Centre, and a past board member of the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP). I am also a member of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP).